Sky One-Touch roof tear and puncture hole - repair ideas / help needed

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We have a Jeep Wrangler with the new Sky One-touch convertible roof. I researched that the canvas is made out of 3 parts/layers, so I believe the outer most layer is twill. The apartment building I am currently living in has a gate for the garage and the gate closed on top of my jeep as I was driving through it. The gate skid across my entire canvas top resulting in tears and a puncture hole.
Can someone please recommend a good way to fix these damages? Maybe a patch up kit or a repair kit for the top of the canvas roof. The roof is still fully functional and is still 100% waterproof :)
Would you try to fix this yourself or take the car into a car upholstery repair shop?
Please see below of the pictures of the damages.
The first image show the most damages and show a long tear with the punture hole towards the bottom of the tear. *This is my biggest worry, with regular wear and tear I am afraid that this tear may get bigger with time. How would you patch and repair this tear?
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Here are some more pictures of the roof:
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Bestop, recommends Bondex Iron On Patches for repair of holes, etc. in their Twill, Sunrider.
They say iron on the patches to the inside of the top and to carefully follow Bondex's instructions regarding the iron on's.
 
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So the issue with that would be that the damage is right on the front of the roof (the part that has the heavy solid moving strip which doesn't allow me to see the bottom of the twill canvas.

So the front part of the roof will need to be patched up only with by a means of direct application.
 

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If this were mine, I would look for a Marine application brush -on sealant that would seal that small hole, and the cut fibers in the twill material. Marine products are UV resistant ; if you have already applied a "303" type treatment, adhesion might not be as good.
 

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I really want a Rubicon with this roof, but I might get the hard top instead..
 

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I sure hope the apartment community's insurance is covering an entire replacement top and you're only looking for a temporary fix. Sorry I don't have a helpful solution.
 

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It may be covered by your auto insurance. You might pay the deductible and get the top replaced at the dealership.
 
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

I do not want to go the auto insurance route because its not a super bad damage and does not leak. I also do not want my insurance rate to go up.

As far as the apartment managemnt is concerned they do not want to do anything to help or take responsibility. They basically said that I tried to bet the gate and thats the end of story. So i do not want to go anymore involved with management.

I was just hoping to see if anyone had similar experience with minor scratches and tears in their new sky one touch?
 
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